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Late Breaking News

Look, I really don’t know how to say this, but I have to say it.

It simply demands to be said.  But I didn’t say it.

Well, I’ve been saying it, but I have never said it this way.

“You’re an idiot if you want to be great but don’t take a few minutes to read this.”

And to top it all off, when you get to Seth Godin’s blog post, you’ll be an even bigger idiot if you don’t click on his hyperlink, “I wrote this post.”

PS. And by idiot, I only mean the Wikipedia version:  “someone who acts in a self-defeating or significantly counterproductive way.”

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In Summary

2009, LLC
2009, LLC

“Knowing never equals doing”Mariah Smith

There are a ton of smart people who never fully apply themselves.

Reading lots of great books is nothing really, unless positive action is the result.

It’s like watching a ton of sports and knowing a ton about sports, but you’re not in sound physical condition.

Never one to be accused of, or associated with, intellectual giants, I have often been called crazy. Crazy is often a poor attempt to define someone as “special”.

Having ideas is nothing.

And I finally did something about it a year ago.

Nine years left in my ten year plan.

How far out do your plans go?

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FYI Only

Maybe
Maybe

We all have a cause(s) we support, right?

If you’ve followed any of my five blogs, you’re probably already aware that one of the five remaining big goals I have before dying is to help raise money to give to those who can find a cure for IBD, Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

You also know, no matter how long you’ve been reading, that I’ve never asked for anything, except that you do something great.

I’m not asking you to make a donation. I have formed a for-profit corporation to make money in various ways, to give away. Sort of like a non-profit but radically different.

Non-profits ask for money. While the future cannot be predicted, and I may ultimately need to ask for donations, the vision is clear – do not ask for money, make money.

Then give it to smart, dedicated people who’ll work tirelessly to find the cure.

Once IBD is cured, we’ll move on the the next big cause.

Anyway, here’s a link from an email yesterday, if you want to give.

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The Difference?

What's The Difference?
What's The Difference?

The difference between those that make the list and those that don’t, whether they be people, organizations, religions, cultures, ideas, patents, and so on, is this:

Here’s what it takes. And I’m well aware there will be people who disagree with this, and people who embrace it.

And if you don’t have it, you will always be following people who do. Here’s the difference:

Passion!

That’s it.

Passion.  The secret ingredient.  The difference.

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Are You Getting This?

The Difference?
The Difference?

Many great thinkers, game changers some call them, have had to deal with ridicule and doubt most of their lives.

There comes a point, however, when something clicks, something comes together and others finally embrace their crazy notions:

There is one significant difference between the people who make the list and those that don’t.